Getting creative at FHHS….
Every so often Update reporter Collin Williamson lets me know about great things happening at school, and one of them is his creative writing class – here’s more about how it’s going:
If you happen to stop by FHHS’s creative writing class second period, you’ll not only get to meet this handsome writer (he said shyly), but you’ll be able to meet FHHS’s newest addition, Amy Harold (or as she’s known to the students – Mrs. Harold). Mrs. Harold brings enthusiastic teaching and great understanding for literature to the classroom. During an interview with Mrs. Herold I learned more about her inner workings.
I asked: What do you bring to the table for our class? “Well, I have had various pieces published, from short stories to poems, and I have taught literature in the public school system. I consider myself to be a student teacher, as that with literature you can always learn more. But I love these kids, and I love giving those with writing minds a chance to find an outlet for their genius.”
Well said. I asked Mrs. Herold what she liked/disliked about the change from her previous public school teaching to the classrooms of our Island. She told me that she embraces the close knit community, and it is refreshing to open relationships with her students. She says it helps her individually plan writing for students, and makes teaching more interesting.
Mrs. Harold is happy to be here, and this writer can say he is too. Her classes are mixed with enthusiasm and hard work. Seeing new faces around the high school is refreshing, and we’re glad to have Mrs. Harold around.